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LEAFLET No. 40.] [THIRD SERIES. 

PARNELLISM 



AND 



CRIME!! 



"THIS TREMENDOUS INDICTMENT." 



The Lord Chief Justice's Description. 



The Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench 
Division, in summing up the case of "O'Donnell versus 
'The Times," gave the following description of the 
character and scope of what he termed " this tre- 
mendous indictment," known as u Parnellism 
and Crime": — 

"A great variety of statements deeply 
incriminating a number of persons- 
Members of Parliament and persons 
who are not Members of Parliament, 
but are well known to the world as 
prominent men. THEY ARE ACCUSED, FRANKLY 
AND PLAINLY, OF ABOMINABLE CRIME -not so 

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much, perhaps, of having been guilty 
by their own hands, but of having lent 
themselves to a system which must 
NECESSARILY BE ACCOMPANIED WITH CRIME, and of 
having personal knowledge of many of 
the crimes which did accompany it. 

That is in substance what is charged against a number 
of persons whose names appear in these articles. 

"The charges made against them 
were charges of complicity in murder; 
that they shut their eyes when crime 
was contemplated, that in some cases 
they actually knew that murder was 
going to take place, and that on other 
occasions they were present when 
murder was being talked about and 
did not disavow it." — Times, 6th July, 1888. 

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